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Rebecca Coffin

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Nantucket,Nantucket,Massachusetts,USA
Death: October 12, 1764 (42)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bartlett Coffin and Judith Coffin (Bunker)
Wife of Benjamin Coffin
Mother of Capt. Elisha Coffin; Susan (Susanna) Pinkham; Eliakim Coffin, Captain; Captain Bartlett Coffin; Benjamin Coffin and 4 others
Sister of Peleg Coffin; Enoch Coffin; Christian Barker; Judith Coffin; Bartlett Coffin, Jr. and 1 other

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Rebecca Coffin

In the early 1760's Benjamin and Rebecca's son, Elisha took advantage of the British land grants in Nova Scotia and relocated to Cape Sable Island. Rebecca's brothers, Uriah and Peleg also took advantage of this opportunity. Nantucket was changing rapidly with the success of the whale trade, however, with the trade came an influx of new ships and crews and with these new settlers came problems such as civil disobedience and disease. In 1763 yellow fever hit the Island, taking the lives of many, especially in the Indian population. It is impossible to know if yellow fever was responsible for the death of Benjamin's wife, Rebecca, during this time, but the records show her death occurring on October 12, 1764 at the age of forty three. Benjamin was left with his children ranging in ages of three years to twenty four. It stayed this way for only a short period of time. On April 3, 1766, Benjamin remarried a woman named Hannah Bunker, daughter of Jabez and Hannah Bunker of Nantucket. Benjamin and Hannah resided in the town of Sherburne. As the 1770's approached, all was not well in Colonial America. A movement against Britain was threatening peace in America.

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Rebecca Coffin's Timeline

December 7, 1721
March 21, 1740
Age 18
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
March 4, 1742
Age 20
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
September 12, 1744
Age 22
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
April 12, 1746
Age 24
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
September 6, 1748
Age 26
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
June 25, 1753
Age 31
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
June 14, 1756
Age 34
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Age 39
October 12, 1764
Age 42